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Humpday Recs September 9th, 2023

Recreate: A pre-Columbian capital. Dutch artist Thomas Kole has painstakingly re-created the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan using a blend of modern photography, archeological sources and computer-generated images. If you’ve ever walked the streets of Mexico City wondering what it might have looked like in its pre-Columbian prime, you’ll want to spend plenty of time with these images. - Matt Kendrick

Read: “Eric Adams’s Administration of Bluster:” “Mayor Eric Adams’s exuberant self-regard stops just short of biceps-kissing.” That’s the lede of a recent New Yorker profile of the New York City mayor, an eccentric political chameleon. You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate this remarkable feat of political profiling. – Gabrielle

Stomp, squash, swat, roundhouse kick: Spotted lanternflies. These invasive buggers are everywhere in NYC right now. We’re past squash or spread, it's kill or be killed. – Riley


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